Empire of the Air

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

Passport Special | 1h 51m 56s

For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “mass medium.” In Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, Ken Burns examines the lives of three extraordinary men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and whose genius, friendship, rivalry and enmity interacted in tragic ways.

Aired: 08/27/19

Expires: 03/09/20

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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Funding Provided by: General Motors Corporation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting;PBS; the National Endowment for the Humanities